Tulane University News

Federal judge denies 60-year-old woman's age and disability discrimination claims against Tulane University

By Charmaine Little | May 18, 2018

A woman’s age and disability discrimination claims against a New Orleans university fell short, according to a decision filed on May 8 for the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Edwards backed by Louisiana Democratic Party as state treasurer election nears

By Erianne Leatherman | Nov 6, 2017

The runoff election for Louisiana state treasurer will take place Nov. 18, with Democrat Derrick Edwards and Republican John Schroder facing off.

Family financial impasse jeopardizes contribution to Tulane University

By John Severance | Jun 27, 2017

The future of a $1 million donation, which was earmarked for Tulane University, is heading to federal court.

Evangeline Parish ADA resigns amid allegations of misconduct

By Sara McCleary | Feb 26, 2017

VILLE PLATTE – Assistant District Attorney Timmy Fontenot resigned last month from his position in the Evangeline Parish District Attorney’s Office.

Tulane grad, Alabama judge being considered as Scalia replacement

By Dee Thompson | Nov 18, 2016

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump has confirmed that he will choose one of the names on his previously announced “shortlist” of 11 judges to replace U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died last February, which includes a judge from the South. 

Former Tulane professor continues 20-year fight against judge

By John Breslin | Oct 11, 2016

NEW ORLEANS -- More than 20 years after Carol Bernofsky first filed suit for wrongful dismissal from his job as a biochemistry professor, he is still fighting what he believes is a grave injustice.

Tulane alum carries out father's tradition of welcoming new students to his home

By Dawn Geske | Oct 7, 2016

A Tulane graduate opens his home to law school students, continuing the tradition set forth by his father.

Tulane University Hospital & Clinic allegedly attributed to a patient's death

By Carrie Bradon | Sep 22, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A widow has filed suit against a university hospital and affiliated facilities for allegedly causing her husband's death.

Individual seeks damages against Tulane University following a car accident

By Carrie Bradon | Aug 17, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – An individual is seeking damages following a car accident on Tulane University property.

Anti-corruption blog investigation in Terrebonne Parish is allowed to continue

By Carrie Salls | Aug 14, 2016

HOUMA – Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter has vowed to continue investigating the “Exposedat” anti-corruption blog despite the fact that it includes information about himself and his wife's employer, local politician and insurance broker Tony Alford.

Professor seeks equal application of monument ordinance, not removal of Jackson statue

By Karen Kidd | Jul 24, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – Bringing down the statue of Andrew Jackson in New Orleans' Jackson Square isn't what the Tulane University professor suing city official is after in his federal lawsuit filed earlier this month.

Tulane Law School honors Hall of Fame members

By Dawn Geske | Jul 15, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – Tulane University Law School has honored seven of its graduates by inducting them into the school’s Hall of Fame.

Tulane University Law School’s experiential learning program helps form professional identities

By Russell Boniface | Jul 15, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – Tulane University Law School’s newly reorganized experiential learning program will integrate several skill-building offerings under one umbrella to help students gain hands-on training and to shape their professional identities, the school says.

3 new law grads win Tulane 34 Awards

By Dawn Geske | Jul 11, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – Tulane Law School recently honored five members of its 2016 class for academic excellence, service and leadership.

Tulane Law alumni and students honored for pro bono work

By Jamie Kelly | Jul 10, 2016

NEW ORLEANS—Tulane University’s school of law has always prized pro bono work and was the first law school in the country to require it to graduate, which helps explain why so many alumni and students were honored by the Louisiana State Bar Association, according to the school’s associate dean.

Judge settles some of the claims over 2005 fatal beating by New Orleans police

By Taryn Phaneuf | Jun 5, 2016

NEW ORLEANS — After refusing to dismiss a lawsuit against the city of New Orleans and several police officers for the fatal beating of a man in 2005, a federal judge has decided a number of claims in the suit in favor of the deceased man’s relatives.

Tulane graduate on Trump's SCOTUS short list

By Rick Fahr | Jun 5, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – In the wake of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump announced 11 potential candidates for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, including a Tulane University law school grad. 

Tulane Law School recognized as good school for foreign attorneys

By Brent Zell | May 30, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – Tulane Law School’s master’s program ranks among the best in the United States for foreign attorneys studying here, according to International Jurist magazine.

Tulane Law grads endow scholarship to grow diversity

By Carrie Salls | May 28, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – Tulane Law School graduates Gary Crosby and Robert Waldrup are working to endow a diversity scholarship for Tulane Law students in an effort to thank the benefactors of the scholarships that helped them diffuse the costs of a legal education and to “pay it forward” to give future students the same opportunities. The pair hopes the endowment will launch similar diversity efforts within the school.

Personal experiences drive Tulane Law graduate's immigration law dreams

By Carrie Salls | May 27, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – Alexis Ruiz’s nearly lifelong memory of her mother’s immigration-related issues sparked her interest in becoming an immigration attorney at an early age. Today, Ruiz is a 2016 Tulane Law School graduate who served as the first Latina president of the Tulane chapter of the Student Bar Association, and has been lauded by her peers and school officials for her work.

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